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1 TO PROVIDE THE VERY BEST CARE FOR EACH PATIENT ON EVERY OCCASION How to Make a Complaint Easy Read Leaflet An information guide

2 Make a Complaint How to Make a Complaint Are you unhappy about the way you have been looked after in happy hospital? about about the the way way you you have have been been looked looked pital? Do you want to tell someone about it? t to to tell tell someone someone about about it? it? This leaflet will tell you how to do this. will tell tell you you how how to to do do this. this. 22 2

3 he nurse The nurses or doctor and doctors as soon try as you to look can. after you as well nd doctors try to look after you well. and doctors try to look after you well. s and family can help you to talk to the doctors. has If happened something that has happened you did not that like you or did you not like or you were not g ppy has happy with happened with that you did not like or you appy with 3 he e nurse Please or tell doctor the nurse as soon or doctor as as you as can. soon as you can. s and and Your family friends can help and family you to to can talk talk help to to the the you to talk to the nurses and doctors. octors. doctors. 3 3

4 Or Or you can can call people call people at ICAS for help at ICAS on 0808 for help (freeon 0808 phone) (free phone) r you can call people at ICAS for help on (free phone) all people at ICAS for help on 00 (free phone) ou can tell the people in the Hospital PALS/ omplaints Department using: he telephone numbers are: ALS omplaints the You people can in tell the the Hospital people PALS/ in the Hospital PALS / Complaints Department using: epartment using: e numbers are: Complaints You The telephone can tell numbers the are: people in the Hospital PAL PALS Complaints Department using: The telephone numbers are: PALS Complaints

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6 need to know? e need to know? address and contact telephone number. e, address What and do we contact need telephone to know? number. ned Your to you, name, where address and when. and contact telephone number. pened to you, where and when. nd sort What out happened your problem to you, as where soon as and we when. can. y and We sort will out try your and problem sort out as soon your as problem we can. as soon as we can. o make things better. y to make We will things try to better. make things better. We can: or someone someone Arrange to to talk for talk someone to to you straight to talk away away to you straight away meeting with the senior nurses and doctors Arrange a meeting with the senior nurses and doctors eting with the senior nurses and doctors 6 6 6

7 Or write you a letter a letter We want to make sure that you get good care and that you are happy with what we do for you. make sure that you get good care and that py with If you what remain we unhappy do for you. can contact the: n unhappy Parliamentary you can and contact Health Service the: Ombudsman Millbank Tower ry and Health Service Ombudsman er Millbank London SW1P 4QP Telephone (local rate) (local rate) Text phone Pictures used are from the Change picture bank and Oldham Community Health Services are from the Change picture bank and munity Health Services 7 7

8 If English is not your frst language and you need help, please contact the Ethnic Health Team on Jeżeli angielski nie jest twoim pierwszym językiem i potrzebujesz pomocy proszę skontaktować się z załogą Ethnic Health pod numerem telefonu For general enquiries please contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on For enquiries regarding clinic appointments, clinical care and treatment please contact and the Switchboard Operator will put you through to the correct department / service Date of publication: October 2009 Date of review: August 2013 Date of next review: August 2016 Ref: PI_G_592 The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust Wood pulp sourced from sustainable forests

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